Agencies, Chennai Even as the 15-member India squad led by M S Dhoni, which arrived here last evening, had their first work out at the nets at the M A Chidambaram stadium here in the run up to the first of the four Test matches beginning here from February 22, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the series between the two countries was unveiled this afternoon.
COO of Bharathi Airtel, Tamil Nadu Mr Murali Kittu unveiled the Trophy, which was instituted during the 1996-97 series between Australia and India in India, in the presence of Team India captain M S Dhoni and Australian team captain Michael Clarke at a simple function in the media hall of the stadium. However, while the Aussies announced their playing XI, and decided to cap all rounder Moises Henrique, who later told newspersons that ‘it was a special moment’ the Indian team for the first Test was yet to be announced.
Henriques siad he would have a big role to play with the bat. ‘The role is clear to me and I see it as a genuine all rouder’s role,’ he averred. ‘I am happy to be part of the team and eager to contribute to australia’, he said , parrying a question whether responding to the Aussies fielding four pacers, India would play its three genuine spinners. ‘I am not really sure about the pitch and conditions as I have never played five day cricket in Chennai,’ he pointed. The teams would have another day at the nets tomorrow on the eve of the Test on Friday.